2017 G.I.R.L. Agenda Lifetime Membership Sweepstakes Official Rules ("Official Rules")
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.
A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE OR IMPROVE CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
1. SWEEPSTAKES DESCRIPTION:
The 2017 G.I.R.L. Agenda Lifetime Membership Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes”), sponsored by the Girl Scouts of the United States of America (“Sponsor”), allows eligible individuals (“Entrants”) to submit an entry by signing up to advance the G.I.R.L. Agenda through the Girl Scout Advocacy Network and opting in to receive G.I.R.L. Agenda civic action materials in the Hall of Experiences at the G.I.R.L. 2017 Convention in Columbus, Ohio. The Daily Prize Winners will receive one (1) Girl Scouts of the USA Adult Lifetime Membership. The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Prize is $375.00.
2. SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD:
Enter the Daily Sweepstakes by signing up to advance the G.I.R.L. Agenda through the Girl Scout Advocacy Network and opting in to receive G.I.R.L. Agenda civic action materials in the Hall of Experiences at the G.I.R.L. 2017 Convention in Columbus, Ohio.
Beginning October 5, 2017 at 5:00 pm ET and ending on October 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm ET ("Promotional Period"). A daily random drawing will be held before 10:00 pm ET.
The Sponsor’s clock is the official clock and sole determinant for the purposes of a valid vote in the Sweepstakes.
The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico who are eighteen (18) years or older as of the date of entry. The Sweepstakes is void where prohibited by law. The Sweepstakes is not open to any employees, directors, or officers of the Sponsor or of Sponsor’s parent companies, subsidiaries, or affiliated councils, and the immediate family members (defined as spouse, parent, child, sibling, and their respective spouses, regardless of where they live) and household members (whether related or not) of such employees. Ineligible entrants will be disqualified.
4. HOW TO ENTER:
TO PARTICIPATE, DURING THE PROMOTIONAL PERIOD ENTRANTS MUST:
- Entrants must sign up to advance the G.I.R.L. Agenda through the Girl Scout Advocacy Network and opt in to receive G.I.R.L. Agenda civic action materials in person at the G.I.R.L. Agenda booth in the Hall of Experiences at G.I.R.L. 2017 Convention in Columbus, Ohio.
- One entry per person.
- Winners need not be present to win.
The Sweepstakes will consist of one (1) daily drawing eligible for a Prize per day during the Promotional Period.
5. WINNER DETERMINATION:
One (1) Prize Winner will be selected at random by the Sponsor from among the eligible Entrants received each day. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received each day. A winner will be selected randomly each day from October 5, 2017 through October 7, 2017. Winner will be contacted via the G.I.R.L. 2017 app and via the email used during Sweepstakes registration. Winners’ names will also be posted in the G.I.R.L. Agenda booth in the Hall of Experiences. The randomly selected Entrant will have five (5) business days to claim their Prize in person or by replying to the email. If the Entrant does not claim their prize within five (5) business days, a new Prize Winner will be selected at random by the Sponsor from among the eligible Entrants.
6. PRIZE AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”):
There will be one Daily Winner per day from October 5, 2017 through October 7, 2017 receiving a one (1) Adult Lifetime Membership in the Girl Scouts of the USA (the “Prize”). The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Prize is $375.00. The Prize is also subject to availability and the Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in its sole discretion. The Prize is not transferable, assignable or redeemable for cash. The Prize is limited to that specified above; all other unspecified costs, fees, and expenses associated with the Prize award, receipt, and use are solely the responsibility of the Prize Winner. Any and all federal, state and local taxes on the Prize, if any, are the sole responsibility of the Prize Winner.
7. OFFICIAL CLOCK AND USE OF INTERNET:
Sponsor's computer, tablet, or device will be the official clock for the Sweepstakes. Sponsor and its respective parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their respective advertising, promotion, or production agencies are not responsible for technical, hardware, software, or telecommunications malfunctions of any kind; lost or unavailable network connections; failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled, or delayed electronic communications caused by the sender; or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Sweepstakes which may limit the ability to participate (including but not limited to defects/errors/malfunctions), or by any error that may occur in the entry process or the Sweepstakes. Without limiting the foregoing, Sponsor, and its respective parent companies are not responsible for electronic communications/emails not received due to email filtering, virus protection, other protective devices/apparatuses, or any other cause.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW (AND TO DISQUALIFY SUCH INDIVIDUAL FROM THE SWEEPSTAKES IF APPLICABLE). Without limiting the foregoing, for any reason (including but not limited to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause beyond the control of Sponsor, which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes and renders the Sweepstakes incapable of being conducted as described in these Official Rules), Sponsor shall have the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes in whole or in part. In such event, Sponsor shall make the Prize available in a manner determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion to be fair, appropriate, and consistent with the spirit of these Official Rules. Notice of such action by Sponsor will be posted on the GSUSA website.
8. PUBLICITY AND COPYRIGHT RELEASE FROM ENTRANT:
The Entrant hereby grants Sponsor permission to use Entrant’s name (first and last), biography, likeness, photographs, video, voice, opinions, and any statements attributable to him or her (“Promotional Content”) for promotional purposes in any manner or media without notice, additional permission, or compensation, except where prohibited by law. Each Entrant agrees, if requested, to complete, sign, have notarized (if applicable), and return, without alteration and in the form presented by Sponsor, an additional Publicity Release within five (5) business days or notification, except where prohibited by law.
By submitting an entry, Entrants agree that Sponsor may post their names and Promotional Content, if applicable, on its website, social media platforms and or in other promotional materials and that the Sponsor may publicize information about Entrants or the Prize Winner. Sponsor may also use an Entrant’s personal data, such as his or her name and e-mail address for marketing communications. To opt-out of receiving future promotion communications from Sponsor, please write to Sponsor at 420 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018-2798.
10. INDEMNIFICATION: By submitting an entry, Entrants agree to release, discharge, indemnify, and hold harmless Sponsor, and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliated councils, related companies, advertising and promotion agencies, and the directors, officers, employees, shareholders, and agents of each from and against any liability, injury, death, loss or damages to Entrant or any person or entity, including without limitation damage to personal or real property, caused in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of their participation in the Sweepstakes (or related activities), their acceptance, possession, or use/misuse of a prize, or from any delay in receiving any prize awarded. By submitting an entry, Entrants (and if minors, their parents or legal guardian) agree that they have no right to bring (and covenant not to bring) any claim, action, or proceeding of any kind or nature whatsoever against CES, Twitter, Instagram, Sponsor, and its parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliated councils as well as its respective officers, directors, employees, and agents in connection with this Sweepstakes.
11. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
By entering the sweepstakes, Entrant (and if minors, their parents or legal guardian) agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and that all decisions of Sponsor are final and binding in all respects, and to release Sponsor and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, agents, attorneys, employees, and other parties from any and all liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind (including, without limitation, those related to personal injury, death, damage to property, infringement of proprietary rights, rights of publicity, or privacy or defamation), and attorney fees, whether or not in connection with litigation, including but not limited to any harm or loss caused by, contributed to, arising out of, or related to Entrant's participation in this Sweepstakes or the acceptance, possession, receipt, or use/misuse of the Prize.
BY PARTICIPATING IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANT AGREES THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES (I) MAKE NO WARRANTY, GUARANTY, OR REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, RELATING TO THE SWEEPSTAKES AND/OR THE PRIZE; AND (II) DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY.
12. GOVERNING LAW/JURISDICTION:
The Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the State of New York (excluding its principles of conflicts of laws/choice of laws), with venue in New York and all claims must be resolved individually (NOT PART OF A CLASS) in the appropriate state and federal courts of New York City. By participating, you agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts. Sponsor's failure to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute the waiver of such provision.
If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.
14. RULES/WINNER LIST REQUESTS:
Official Rules (available during Promotional Period) and Prize Winners (available after October 7, 2017) may be obtained by mailing a request to the following address: Girl Scouts of the USA, 420 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10018-2798.